Western Regional Chapter of the Beverage Consumers and Bar Owners Association of Ghana also known as “Drunkards Association” is set to embark on a three-day tour in the region to meet with members to help bring sanity to boozing in the region.
This is following the recent reports on alcohol-related incidence happening in the region, a statement issued and signed by Mr Moses Onyah, President of the Association has said.
The statement revealed that a few months ago, a young man’s stomach exploded due to the high intake of local gin locally called “akpeteshie”, another also killed his family after getting himself drunk. At the same time, a young man also met his untimely death during a drinking competition.
It added that the most recent one happens to be a Police officer who doubled as a bartender, took the laws into his hands, and unlawfully cuffed a customer for owing him two cedis (GHc 2) after drinking akpeteshie from his spot.
It said, “These and other reports coming from the western region have drawn the attention of the National leadership of the Association hence the need for the executives to visit the region to educate members on responsible and safe drinking to help curb alcohol abuse in the region”.
According to the statement, the three-day tour will be climaxed on the 23rd of February 2023 at Santsi Spot and Jerusalem Home Lodge at Apowa, Ghacem Junction in Takoradi.
They are therefore calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to invite the Police officer who subjected the customer to such inhumane treatment for proper interrogation and sanctions.
They further called on the security services, distillers, distributors, the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), and all stakeholders to support awareness in the region.